Brian Smith: Wakefield Trinity win just the start of revival

Brian Smith
Brian Smith won his first match as Wakefield boss with the victory against Hull FC

Head coach Brian Smith says the Wakefield players acknowledge the end of their Super League losing streak is only a small step in their recovery.

Trinity are bottom of the table despite recording their third league win of the year against Hull FC - the first in 17.

However they are still seven points behind 11th placed Salford.

"Our captain Nick Scruton said 'This is great, let's enjoy it but we've got to build on it', that's pretty well summed up," Smith told BBC Radio Leeds.

"It's just one, let's not go bananas."

With four regular season matches left to play before the top two divisions of 12 split into three pools of eight - the Super Eights - Wakefield are destined for the middle tier.

Wakefield's winless run ends
After two wins in their first two games of the Super League season, Wakefield proceeded to lose the next 16.
It was a run that cost James Webster his job as Wildcats head coach, leading to Brian Smith's appointment.
However the win against Hull FC, after they came back from 16-0 down, ended the run.

Their form had placed their top flight status in some jeopardy going into the split, however strong performances against Catalans and now Hull have lifted spirits at Belle Vue, as have the signings of Kevin Locke, Jordan Tansey and Michael Sio.

"I can't help be really pleased for people within the club, the fans and the people who are Wakefield," Smith added.

"It's not easy to stick tight and solid and continue to support your team, all the people working here have kept the club - as close to as you can in that situation - on a positive footing.

"I felt it when I came here, it's down to the people who hung in and stuck together well."

Coincidentally Hull FC are the opponents on Sunday, when the Wildcats travel to the KC Stadium.

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